Bernice Ende rides into Rochester, NY to celebrate Montana’s suffrage centennial!

BERNICE_ENDE_postcard-4inx6in-h-back-e1396255951920-688x1024Bernice Ende rode into Rochester, NY yesterday and stopped at the Susan B. Anthony House. She’s off on a two-year plus journey from the east to the west coast. Along the way she’s presenting a slide show that’s inspired, in part, by Montana’s suffrage centennial in 2014.

Escorted into the city by mounted police, Bernice visited the Mt. Hope Cemetery to see the graves of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, and her next stop: the Susan B. Anthony House. She’s getting a great deal of attention, and this is good news for those of us working to bring the past into the present day. Check out her web site. “Let us never forget the women who gave their lives to bring us liberty,” is the message Bernice is carrying. Safe journeys!

IN OTHER NEWS: Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected to violence, disease, poverty and disadvantage than any other group on Earth. In the documentary film, ” I am a girl,” we meet 14-year-old Kimsey from Cambodia who’s forced to sell her virginity at 12; Aziza from Afghanistan, who will be shot if she goes to school; Breani, a teen living in a ghetto of NYC and dreaming of stardom; Katie from Australia who’s recovering from a suicide attempt; Habiba from Cameroon, betrothed to a man 20 years her senior; and Manu from Papua New Guinea, about to become a mother at 14 following her first sexual encounter. As they come of age in the way their culture dictates, we see remarkable heart-warming stories of resilience, bravery and humor. Nominated for four Australian Academy Awards including Best Documentary and Best Director, this inspirational feature-length documentary paints a clear picture of the reality of what it means to be a girl in the 21st century.

Follow the Suffrage Wagon for news and views of the suffrage movement and how this informs and inspires us today.

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4 responses to “Bernice Ende rides into Rochester, NY to celebrate Montana’s suffrage centennial!

  1. Bernice Ende..WOW. This is her 8000 mile ride. Her website is so inspiring and it is good news to see these cities escorting her in by the Mounted Police. I totally agree the more attention the better.

    “I am a girl” brings me to tears every time I watch the trailer. I have not been fortunate enough to attend a screening in the USA. This looks like an extremely powerful documentary and I hope some day it will be easier to view.

  2. When I read about the plights of the young girls it breaks my heart. You think that in this day and age that things would be much more ‘civilized’ than it is, but it’s not nearly so. I’m disheartened, but also feel the need to do something to make a change. Thank you.

  3. Go girl. I am following Bernice AND the suffrage wagon!

  4. Always look forward to these posts.

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